Melanie Chisholm recalls that her time as Sporty Spice took a toll on her self esteem.
"I joined the Spice Girls when I was 20 and it was an insane time. I developed an eating disorder," she shares in a brief tell-all on BBC Good Food. "I was in the spotlight, being photographed constantly, and I started to become self conscious of my body image."
Mel C says that she didn't want to admit to herself that she had a problem. "I was in denial for a long time but I always wanted to get better," she says. "I had talking therapies and holistic therapies, like acupuncture. Sport became really important to me too."
"We're so much more aware of nutrition nowadays," she continues. "When I was a teenager, I didn't know the difference between a protein and a carb. We need to get back to realizing that we are what we eat."